Freeborn Expands Insurance and Reinsurance Practice

Freeborn is pleased to announce the expansion of its Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group with the addition of Partner Mark R. Goodman. He will head the firm’s insurance regulatory and transactional practice. Mr. Goodman joins Freeborn & Peters from the Chicago office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, and previously was a partner in the corporate insurance practice of Lord, Bissell & Brook (now Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell) in Chicago.

“Mark has an outstanding reputation in the insurance industry nationally, particularly for his practical and efficient approach to problems,” said Michael A. Moynihan, co-Managing Partner of Freeborn. “Insurance and reinsurance is a core industry and a key part of our strategic focus. We are very pleased that Mark is bringing his experience and deep knowledge of the business to Freeborn & Peters as we expand this practice.”

Mr. Goodman has more than 28 years of experience as a corporate and regulatory attorney, representing insurers, brokers and others involved in the insurance industry in a broad array of transactional and regulatory matters. He handles insurance company and insurance broker M&A transactions, and transfers of books of insurance business through asset sales and reinsurance transactions.

Mr. Goodman also advises clients on insurance regulatory matters nationwide, focusing on helping clients comply with state insurance regulations while pursuing their business plans. His practice includes internal compliance reviews, assisting clients on new products and new distribution channels, and corporate governance advice. Mr. Goodman’s clients include national and international insurers, reinsurers and brokers, as well as middle-market companies and start-ups. His experience also includes insurance insolvency and guaranty matters.

“Mark's broad experience across all sectors of the insurance industry and his practical, commercial approach to helping clients overcome the challenges they face in the fast evolving insurance industry make him a great fit with our team,” said Joe McCullough, chair of Freeborn & Peters’ Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group, who joined the firm from Hogan Lovells LLP in 2010. “His corporate and regulatory insurance/reinsurance practice broadens the scope of services we can offer to our existing clients and he brings with him skills and contacts that will enable us expand our already strong client base.”